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Throne speech to detail Ford government’s plans for Ontario

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TORONTO — Ontario’s new government will lay out its plan for the province today in a throne speech expected to highlight several of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises. The speech, which opens every new legislative session, is written by the premier’s office but read out by Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell in a formal ceremony. While the new government has been quiet about the specifics of the speech, it said earlier this week that the rare summer sitting was meant to address three priorities. Those priorities are scrapping the cap-and-trade system, endingRead More


Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Notley calls Trudeau’s acknowledgement of groping allegations a ‘good start’

Premier Rachel Notley says it is encouraging that accusations of inappropriate behaviour, including groping, are being acknowledged and addressed even when the allegations are against the Prime Minister. “I think that in all cases where people, usually women, raise these issues, they have to be taken very, very seriously,” said Notley ahead of the start of Friday’s Calgary Stampede Parade. “I think that it is a good start here that her concerns have been acknowledged and, once that happens, we have to make sure there’s a fair process and thatRead More


Bird, Bird, Bird is the word!

Killdeer birds moved successfully

Ottawa residents are celebrating the birth of a baby Bluesfest Killdeer. Bluesfest confirmed to CTV Ottawa Saturday afternoon that one of the four eggs had hatched. The plan is to name the babies Adams, Mendes, Matthew and Grohl for this year’s performers.  The birth comes just days after experts moved the Killdeer nest and eggs about 25 meters from where they were first laid. Last Friday, the Killdeer mother and her nest were discovered on a cobbleston path where the main stage for Ottawa Bluesfest was to be setup. EnvironmentRead More


Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Byward Market stabbing

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Ottawa Police say a 27-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed early Saturday morning. Officers say they were called to an address on York St. near Byward Market Square just before 2:45 a.m. There, police found the man with what they describe as “serious and life-threatening injuries.” Police say they have no suspects at this time. The incident is under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories”Read More


Skateboarder seriously hurt in collision with truck

Skateboard, injured

CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 25, 2018 1:53PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 25, 2018 1:58PM EDT A 29-year-old man was sent to hospital in serious condition after he hit a truck while skateboarding down Lucien L’Allier St. near St. Jacques St. The collision occurred about 11:50 a.m. Friday when the skateboarder went through a red light, and hit a truck heading east. According to Montreal police Constable Manuel Couture “the skateboarder hit the truck at full speed on the driver’s side.” The skateboarder was not conscious when he wasRead More


Handgun used in carjacking: police

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Winnipeg police are investigating a carjacking involving a gun. Police said they were called Tuesday at about 6 a.m. to the 1000 block of McGregor Street. That’s where a 48-year-old woman told them she was sitting in her car when two men appeared. Police said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded she get out, and after she exited, the suspects left with the car, a red 2013 Toyota Corolla. The suspects are described as being Indigenous males who looked between 20 and 25 years old. Police saidRead More


Saskatoon artists evicted | CTV Saskatoon News

Saskatoon artists evicted | CTV Saskatoon News

Published Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:56PM CST Last Updated Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:04PM CST Several artists in Saskatoon are scrambling to find a new studio after the building they were working out of was sold. Artists recently were handed an eviction notice saying the building had been sold and tenants had a month to move all of their work and supplies “Reasonable rent, that’s key for artists, we can’t afford to pay big rents because we’re really not making money at what we do,” painter Betsy Rosenwald said. BetsyRead More


1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state

Washington cougar attack

NORTH BEND, Wash. — One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town is about 30 miles (48 kilometres) east of Seattle. The mountain lion ran into the woods and officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game later tracked it down and shot and killed it, said Capt. Alan Myers of theRead More


Crews battle house fire in northeast Calgary

Coral Springs fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a second house fire in less than 12 hours in Calgary, this time in the northeast community of Coral Springs. Authorities say the fire started just after 5:30 p.m. and a number of neighbouring homes have been evacuated. EMS are also at the scene but there is no information on if anyone was hurt. More details to come. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/usatoday-NewsTopStories” limit=”20″] USA News Headlines [su_feed url=”http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_us.rss” limit=”20″]Read More


Longboarding teen in Prince Albert run over by vehicle he was riding behind

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CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, May 18, 2018 2:26PM CST Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 2:34PM CST A teen who was longboarding while holding onto a friend’s vehicle in Prince Albert sustained a major head injury when he was run over by the vehicle, according to the city’s police service. The 17-year-old boy fell from the board and was run over by the Jeep’s rear wheel, police said in a news release. He sustained head trauma and was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene, the 1600 block ofRead More